Sunset behind the fog

sunset on the Pacific Ocean with stripes of clouds and fog at the horizon
Brushstrokes of clouds and a hotspot where the sun glided behind the fog

The fog at the horizon is ready to swarm ashore.
It tarries and I steal some time with the cloud-marbled sky.


after sunset on the Pacific Ocean with stripes of clouds and fog at the horizon
All that was white turned orange

The sun dips below the west with a fiery sigh.
The fog will soon erase colors and shapes.

But not yet.
Blue and orange still rule:
will only abdicate to the night.

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Western sky after sunset

orange and pink clouds and fog after sunset
Clouds painted wish short brushstrokes suspended over silently rolling fog.

light clouds and fog after sunset
Four minutes later.

A sliver of moon

a sliver of moon in the western sky
The quiet beauty of an ordinary evening along the Northern California coast:
the ocean barely rippling,
strands of fog gingerly approaching,
a sliver of moon hanging in the pale sky.
It will soon bathe in the pewter water as darkness sets in.